Can I use Cyrus IMAP w/Outlook?
Paul.Dekkers at surfnet.nl
Thu Jan 13 06:32:29 EST 2005
David Lang wrote:
> Paul, I recently took a look at useing thunderbird 1.0 with IMAP and
> found that it was storing a lot of info locally, is it really that
> good an IMAP client?
I really think it is; i'm using it all the time. (Almost; sometimes I
use pine or mutt, but that certainly makes me less productive.)
The info that is stored locally is mostly headers (and caching?), for
offline support, and things like what folders are collapsed or not. The
rest, (like the 5 different coloured flags ;-)) is stored on the server.
You never notice that some data is stored locally, it's just fast.
Let's see, on my notebook I only have 110 M of mail-data stored after
two years of use, and that is for ~ 3Gb of IMAP data. I can live with
I also tried Outlook, Pegasus, Pine, Mutt and Opera, but
Mozilla/Thunderbird is certainly the best for me. Also one of the fastest.
(And I hope/think TB also has a good chance to be the new standard at
our office, a collegue recently compared the features people use here
and TB clearly won that.)
P.S. TB works fine with windows profiles if you'd like to use that; it's
just a bit better to have the "mail-cache" somewhere else and leave only
the config in the profile to make that a bit faster during logon/logoff.
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